The Voice of Chandigarh News: FIR No. 25 dated 14.02.2022, U/S 419, 420, 120 B IPC, PS-MM, UT, Chandigarh In another breakthrough the following accused have been arrested by Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Sec.17, Chandigarh under the leadership of Inspector Hari Om Sharma, Chandigarh and overall supervision of Rashmi Sharma Yadav DSP/CCIC& IT UT, Chandigarh.

Profile of Accused-

1. Gideon Sebastian (Republic of Ghana)

  1. Clement Aful (Republic of Ghana)
  2. Moise Kei (Republic of Ivoirienne)
  3. Recovery effected:- A. 23 mobile Phones
    B. 23 SIM Cards of Different Company
    C. 40 ATM Cards of Different Banks
    D. 8 Pass Books of Different Banks
    E. 4 Cheque Books of Different Banks
    F. 5 Wifi-Hotspots and 1 Dongle
    G. 4 Laptops

Brief Facts of case:-
It is submitted that the present case has been registered on the complaint of
Sh. Yashveer Singh R/o # 416/1, PWT Manimajra, Chandigarh in which he reported that he received a friend request on Facebook from a girl namely Tina Francis and he accepted the same. Later they started chat with each other where she told him that she is residing in United Kingdom. They both shared contact Mobile number with each other and started chatting on whatsapp number +447466983553. Further she allure victim to send expensive Gift. Further he received a call from number 8393088620 who told him that his parcel was received from London and he has to deposit Rs. 33500/- for clearing the parcel. Further, complainant deposited the same. He received call from unknown mobile number 8393088620 and 7065007505. When the caller allured him to deposited amount of Rs. 33,500/- in Account number 921010041420040 IFSC: UTIB0002144, Amount of Rs. 1,36,500/- in given account number 336101001621 IFSC: ICIC0003361, He again received call of Allena Khana Mobile Number 9599104982 in which a girl represented herself from RBL Bank and told him to deposit amount of Rs. 1,75,000/- for receiving parcel having amount of Rs. 30,000$. Next day again he received call from same mobile number in which she again lured him to deposit amount of Rs. 2,35,000/- for some insurance policy and deposit amount of Rs. 29,000/- from Phonepe in same account i.e ICICI account. In this way Complainant deposited total amounting of Rs 8,72,000/-. After that alleged neither refunded complainant’s amount nor provide any Parcel or Gift.

On the basis of information collected from various resources, the following
accused persons i.e. 1. Gideon Sebastian (Republic of Ghana) age 42 years. 2.
Clement Aful (Republic of Ghana) age 33 years. 3. Moise Kei (Republic of
Ivoirienne) arrests from RZ G-Block H No. 812 Raj Nagar Part-II Palam Delhi, age 30 years were arrested. Further, the investigation of the said case is going on.

Modus Operandi of the case:-
The modus operandi of this case is that they (accused) create accounts by
using fake identities of girls names and pictures on social media and send friend request to citizens. Some citizens accept their friend requests and exchange their Whatsapp Numbers and start chatting. The fraudster claims to be out of India i.e. abroad. After which they allure the by claiming to send expensive gifts from foreign. Further, victim receives calls from unknown numbers of India, who represent himself from custom/Airport authority and demands for money for clearance of parcel/gift. In this
way, the victim deposits money in different bank accounts and cheated by the fraudster.

In last similar case the victim shared objectionable pictures with the cheaters and was blackmailed which led to economic loss.

Cyber Tip:- Do not trust strangers on social media and fall to any such
false claims.

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